My ipod doesn't show any songs, but it does when opened as a hardrive. My plan was to copy all my music and place it onto my computer easy enough, but my usb cable was busted...
SO i got a new one and plugged my ipod into my computer, yet it wasn't charging and i got a pop up saying the device has malfunctioned click for possible solution. My ipod doesnt appear in the computer hardrive section no longer.
Can anyone please help me out? I have alot of rare music i got directly from bands themself on it.
Try opening iTunes to see if it recognizes anything first. More importantly set it to disk mode on the main iPod options screen. Remove any songs from the iPod through disk mode into a new folder, (you wont be able to tell as Apple renames and rearranges everything, but you id3 tags should still be recognized when you import after your iPod is fized)Restore your iPod with iTunes. Those are the steps I'd take first. If that works, just re-import those songs into the iTunes library then over to you iPod
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Bearshare is a program that can be used to download and listen to audio files on your computer. You can also use Bearshare to put music directly onto your iPod or portable music player. Using Bearshare to add songs to your iPod will save you the time of having to search for your downloaded files using iTunes. By using Bearshare, you can download a new song and place that song directly onto your iPod without having to open another software program.
Download the latest version of Bearshare (see Below). http://www.bearshare.com/ Install Bearshare onto your computer. When you do, Bearshare will search for audio files that are already on your computer. The program will then add those files to the "My Library" portion of Bearshare. Open Bearshare. Click the "iPod/Mp3 Player" option on the left side of Bearshare. Plug your iPod into your computer. A dialog box will open on your screen. Click "OK." The "iPod/Mp3 Player" option will be replaced with the name of your iPod. Click the "My Library" option in the top left corner of Bearshare. Any songs that you added when installing Bearshare or that you have downloaded with Bearshare will appear on the screen. Click on the song and then drag the file over to the name of your iPod found on the left side of the screen. Doing so will add that song to your iPod. Continue doing this until you are finished adding songs to your iPod. Disconnect the iPod and close Bearshare.
Hi, your ipod displaying data and not playing might be because you did not transfer the music properly or the format of the music does not play on an ipod.
You will need a converter to help you convert songs into an ipod format. Download from the below link:
You can follow the instruction below to know how to transfer music into an ipod.::
Most common problem for new ipod user is how to put music onto ipod. So I created this ipod tips to solve this problem. Windows media player is not able to upload songs to ipod. You must use Apple iTunes to get music onto your iPod. Windows Media Player can see the iPod as a hard disk. But not able to copy upload music from pc to ipod.
The steps to put music onto an Apple iPod with itune. When you plug ipod to your pc first time through USB, you might get this pop up message. If you have already installed itune .
You need to restart your computer to install ipod and then the next time you start up, your iPod will not generate any messages of this nature. You need to install itune on your computer if you have not installed itune. You can simply go to apple.com/itunes to download the latest version. It also comes with ipod CD. The next step is to launch the iTunes program. And it will recognize the ipod that you have plugged in
It shows one message to give name to ipod, You can stick with the default name for your device or give name to ipod. I also uncheck "automatically update music" because I like to control what happens to my iPod manually. When you're done with this configuration step, click "Next" : register your iPod, or just click "Finish".
Now, finally, you can see iTunes and also your ipod inside your itune: Click on whatever name you've given to your own iPod, and you'll see your music list, which is completely blank:
Now click on the "Library" link on the left column and you'll see what albums or music you've copied into your iTunes library. Or click on the "Browse" button on the top right (it looks like an all-seeing eye) and a new panel will show up with lists of songs, artists and albums.
Now select the song you want to put on to your ipod. then dragging and dropping that onto the name of the iPod on the left side panel of your itune. Now your song are copied to ipod.
Most times, people often make the mistake of copying music files direct to the memory of the ipod device. If you do this, you might be able to detect the songs but your ipod will not play the songs as it may not recognize their format. For you to copy music files to your ipod, you would need to download the itunes program and install it to your computer. With this installed, you can connect your ipod to your computer and open itunes. It would be displayed under your itunes program and you can then copy your music files using itunes by dragging them and dropping them on the name of your ipod as it is shown on the left hand side of the itunes program. If after doing this, you still have the same problem, you can use your itunes to format the ipod and put the songs afresh. Hope this helps you? Please comment for more information
The exclamation mark next to a title in iTunes means that iTunes
cannot locate the song associated with that title (original file cannot
be found). The cause for this is an incorrect setting of iTunes
preferences when copying iPod songs.
Before copying your iPod songs, setup your iTunes preferences as
Open iTunes preferences (in the Edit menu)
Select the Advanced tab.
Make sure the box next to "Copy files to iTunes Music folder when
adding to library" is checked.
Connect iPod to computer.
Open up iTunes.
Click on the icon on the left sidebar of iTunes that says "iPod Nano".
Click on the Music tab.
You will notice that at least one folder has been set to "Sync music" - the songs in these folders will be automatically loaded onto your iPod everytime you connect it to your computer. I would suggest separating the music folders that you use and the folders that your wife uses on your computer itself. Then, you can sync only the songs in your own personal folder.
Alternatively, you can disable the "Sync Music" option altogether by unchecking the box.
Whichever choice you make, you will now need to manually go in and delete the songs you don't want.
You can do this by clicking on the Music icon underneath the iPod Nano icon on the left sidebar of iTunes. Find a song you no longer want on your iPod, right-click the song, and select delete.
Connect your ipod to pc.Go to my computer.Open the icon of your ipod.Go to tools on the top and then click folder options.A dialog box will open.Click on view.And select "show hidden files and folders".With this method you can copy and play songs in your ipod without using i tunes.Copy and paste the songs.I hope this method will be helpful for you.You should buy a charger for your ipod.
I formatted my ipod Nano (2GB - Model No: A1199) on windows Vista. When I
copy songs from computer it show from computer but not showing in ipod:
Now songs are not playing. I am missing my music. Help me........
Well...go to the website. The page for your model will show you how to do a system restore - this will result in all of your songs being erased, so it is a good idea to back up all the songs first.
Back the songs up by connecting your iPod to the computer, opening up the iPod icon in My Computer, and opening the music folder. Create a temporary folder on your desktop to store the music. Drag the music files from the music folder of the iPod to the temporary folder you have just created on the desktop. Now you can update the player, which will erase your songs, but your music will be available to redownload onto the iPod.